The origins the old family name Boulange can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic
and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational
surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Boulange family, adopted the name of their occupation
as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Boulange was an occupational name for a baker. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word boules, which referred to the balls of dough the baker made and baked into buns and loaves.
Early Origins of the Boulange family
The surname Boulange was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Boulange family
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Boulange Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Boulange, Boulangey, Boulangay, Boulangier, Boulanget, de Boulanger, de Boulangey, de Boulangay, de Boulangier, de Boulanget, Boulenger, Boulengey, Boulengay, Boulengier, Boulenget, de Boulenger, de Boulengey, de Boulengay, de Boulengier, de Boulenget, Deboulanger, Le Boulanger, Bulanger, Bulangey, Bulangay, Bulangier and many more.
Early Notables of the Boulange family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boulange family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boulange Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mr. Nicholas Boulange U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 376 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York CITATION[CLOSE]
Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X